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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 5th May

A look back at the past week, with our weekly round up of Yorkshire Dales News published on Daelnet.

Barnoldswick plans get public hearing

Friday 05 May 2006
PLANS for the future of West Craven is set to be the topic under discussion tomorrow (Saturday May 6th) as residents and business get the chance to hear proposals for revitalising the area.

Shake-up for North Yorkshire's youth servicesShake-up for North Yorkshire's youth services

Friday 05 May 2006
A RADICAL shake-up of children's services was officially marked this week as key partners from across North Yorkshire gathered to herald the beginning of what is being described as a new era.

Defra's double whammy leaves farmers uncertain

Friday 05 May 2006
FARMERS' leaders are demanding assurances following the disclosure that Government Ministers have sought an extension to the end of June deadline for making farm payments.

Drive to reduce County's teen pregnancies

Friday 05 May 2006
REDUCING the number of teen pregnancies across North Yorkshire is the aim of a new strategy that is set to target a several Dales 'hot spots'.

Rubbish runners

Friday 05 May 2006
A STEEPLECHASE with a difference was a resounding success this past weekend as Wetherby Racecourse's family fun day played host to the recycling mascots.

Grant boost for young anglers

Friday 05 May 2006
SITTING along the banks of the River Eden, Kirkby Stephen can offer some of the best fishing in the area; and now, thanks to a Government grant, the town's younger anglers have being given a considerable boost.

Welfare concerns raised as live beef exports resume

Thursday 04 May 2006
AS FARMERS across the Yorkshire Dales join their colleagues around the country in celebrating the return of British beef to the European market, a leading animal welfare charity is questioning the resumption of live cattle exports.

It's groovy man! Flowers power new water campaign

Thursday 04 May 2006
YORKSHIRE WATER is getting groovy with the launch of its Flower Power campaign to encourage customers to use our regions' precious water resources wisely.

Search for unique Dales butterfly

Thursday 04 May 2006
WALKERS and trippers to the Yorkshire Dales are being asked to keep a watchful eye open for Britain's only green butterfly, the green hairstreak.

New signs point to times gone by

Thursday 04 May 2006
MANY in the East Lancashire town of Colne may have nostalgic images of oil lamps and cobbled streets from years ago, but now the past is being restored.

Malhamdales' marathon meander

Thursday 04 May 2006
HARDY hill-walkers are getting ready to take in the breathtaking beauty of Malhamdale later this week as final preparations are put in place for the annual 'Malham Meander'.

Childminder recognised for commitment to Dales community

Wednesday 03 May 2006
A CHILDMINDER who saved her local playgroup from closure has had her dedication to the community recognised through a prestigious award from the Yorkshire Dales Society.

Protection for Dales lanes as new law targets off-roaders

Wednesday 03 May 2006
YORKSHIRE DALES lanes damaged through the irresponsible use of off-road vehicles have won some respite as a new law regarding the use of rights of way by motorised vehicles came into force yesterday.

Equestrianism under Government attack

Wednesday 03 May 2006
YET another country pursuit is under attack from politically correct Government legislation according to land owners: the burgeoning hobby of horse riding.

Work begins on next stage of Dales trail

Wednesday 03 May 2006
WORK is now underway to restore the next stretch of the Pennine Bridleway National Trail through the Yorkshire Dales.

Hospital porter in for a close shave

Wednesday 03 May 2006
A FEMALE Porter from Airedale Hospital is soon to be shaving her head - all in the name of charity.

High-tech equipment debuts with Dales bobbies

Wednesday 03 May 2006
THE latest in high-tech policing equipment made its first outing in one Northern Dales town over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Open evening at new National Park offices

Tuesday 02 May 2006
STAFF at the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority are ready to welcome visitors to an open evening at their new Bainbridge offices this evening.

Mega success for Skipton canal festival

Tuesday 02 May 2006
DOZENS of narrow boats were this morning beginning the long passage home after the hugely successful Skipton Waterway Festival staged in the town's canal basin over the bank holiday weekend.

Cricket hero backs walking challenge

Tuesday 02 May 2006
ENGLISH cricket star Matthew Hoggard was taking wickets for charity as he swapped his whites for hiking boots yesterday and launched a new initiative aimed at getting us off our sofa's and out into the countryside.

Hands off the fledglings

Tuesday 02 May 2006
HANDS off the fledglings is the message from a leading animal welfare charity as Spring gets well and truly underway and our countryside is teeming with new life.

A touch of the East in the Dales

Tuesday 02 May 2006
A TOUCH of the East comes to the Yorkshire Dales this week as unique examples of Japanese art go on display at the Civic Centre in Northallerton.

Urgent help for hedgehogs

Tuesday 02 May 2006
THIS IS Hedgehog Awareness Week and for those who think that this must represent one of those classic eccentricities of an English spring, this year is has a deep and important purpose: research that could ensure the long-term survival of the species.

Bitter sweet humour from Dales playwrite

Monday 01 May 2006
THE work of a Yorkshire Dales playwrite will be showcased later this week as Grassington Players put the finishing touches to their presentation of 'Bromley's Dozen'.

Festival showcases best of Dales food and farming

Sunday 30 April 2006
THE Yorkshire Dales are famous around the world for the quality of the food and drink produced here; and the best that our region has to offer will be on display as one of the region's most renowned Festivals' continues.

New guide for summer ramblers

Sunday 30 April 2006
HIKERS planning outings in the Yorkshire Dales this summer will be able to take advantage of a new leaflet detailing a programme of guided walks.


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